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Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Postby sweetmeats » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:10 pm

Just found this old advert for cigarette vending machine made by Clement Garrett and Co, more well known for their gold change machines. Has anyone seen a triple vender similar to this? I see they use the word "BIJOU" for the single column model a term they used on their cast iron gold changers from 1900ish. The 1930 date would tie up with the cigarette prices. I wonder if they made metal venders for outside use positively from an earlier date? Can any vender collector offer any further information please.

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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Postby coppinpr » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:43 am

My God, these were expensive!! £5 in 1935 is equal to £310 today! That's a lot of 2d packets of fags to get your money back :o (true 2d works out at 51p today, but even allowing for 50% profit on a 2d packet that's 1200 packets to sell before you make a profit through the machine and that doesn't include running costs!) It says "built to last". They would need to be. !OMFG!
The triple column machine is listed at a staggering £19. That's over £1200. The advert does appear to say "1930".

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Re: Garrett's cigarette vending machine

Postby 13rebel » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:09 pm

I thought this looked similar to sweetmeats' flyer.
The photos are of an exhibit in Rustington museum which is in the process of being moved to another building. The machine is made of metal. No other information I'm afraid.

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